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Garcetti to join other mayors for economic talks at White House

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will join 15 other U.S. mayors at the White House Friday to discuss job creation and economic development, his office has announced. 

The Obama Administration is hosting the 16 newly-elected mayors for a summit on how the federal government can help create high-paying, high-skill jobs in their cities. 

"I look forward to working closely with mayors from across the country on how we can share ideas to create jobs and solve problems in our cities, and how we can collectively make a difference on the national level," Garcetti said in a statement. 

New York Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio, along with the leaders of Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Seattle, are expected to attend. 

It was just two months ago that Garcetti was in Washington to meet with federal lawmakers regarding funds for public transportation. He's also a long-time supporter of the President Obama, having stumped for him in 2008 and co-chairing his campaign in California in 2012. 

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